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dog hairused as a textile
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Pat Martinek would be happy to take that fur off your hands--or your sofa--and spin it into soft sweater wool known as chiengora.
Ms. Dirks and several fellow members of the Handweavers Guild of Boulder are setting out to boost acceptance of dog hair—or, as they prefer to call it, chiengora, a term built around the French word for dog that also evokes the luxurious feel of angora.
Eager to make their mark, chiengora artisans are peddling their dog-hair mittens, scarves and cell-phone covers in galleries and craft fairs across the region.
Ms. Dodge also teaches a chiengora workshop at the Boulder yarn shop Shuttles, Spindles and Skeins.